Eileen B. (Britt) Wachsman, age 78, of Ellington, passed away April 28, 2022. She was born November 28, 1943 in Middletown, the daughter of the late John and Agatha (Flanagan) Britt.
Eileen grew up in Middletown, CT and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1961. She then received an Associates Degree from Central Connecticut State University. She spent the majority of her career working for the State of Connecticut, first with the Connecticut Lottery when it opened and then later for the State Legislative Branch. Eileen was passionate about politics to say the least and enjoyed working for the Connecticut House Democrats and in local campaigns. Her other passions were hiking, country music, folk art painting, and travel. She especially loved getting together with her extended family in Middletown, CT, visiting her sister in Colorado, and continuing the family tradition of sending the most obnoxious flamingo items to family whenever she found them! Eileen was diagnosed with dementia shortly after finally becoming a grandmother, but her grandsons always made her smile when she saw them or was shown pictures of them during visits. Her spirit lives on through them on a daily basis.
Eileen is survived by her son, Jason Wachsman and his wife Andrea, her daughter, Cara O’Sullivan and her husband Sean, her grandchildren Seamus and Declan O’Sullivan, her step-grandchildren Kara LeDuc & Samantha Higgins, her sister Sharon Brigner and her husband Al, her nephews Pete Brigner & Andy Brigner, her beloved cousins Patricia Rizzo, John Flanagan, & Karen O’Leary, and many more cousins & extended family. She is recently predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Albert Wachsman.
A private service and burial for family will be held at Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/ . For online condolences please visit: www.pietrasfuneralhome.com